Still seeking first win
2:10pm Thursday 27th September 2012 in Sport
Whitland again battled hard but went down to a Llanharan outfit that now occupies fifth spot in the section table.
The visitors secured their third win in four starts as they outlasted a Borderers’ team that now has a played four, lost four record, despite so much effort.
Scott Newton kicked Whitland into an early threepoint lead but Codey Rees soon responded with a penalty for Llanharan before another Newton penalty found the target.
But then Llanharan grabbed a lead they were not to lose when No 8 Lewis Young powered over for a try which Rees converted to put his side 10-6 to the good at the half way stage.
Centre Steve Roberts also scored a try for Llanharan to which Rees added the extra points but back came the Borderers for flanker Luke Bowen to cross for an unconverted try to close the gap to just six points.
Home hopes of a continued revival were dampened, however, when Codey Rees ghosted through from his outside half berth to score a try he also converted.
Then half back partner Tom Mahoney added an unconverted try to take the game well and truly out of Whitland’s reach.
The Borderers did have the final word when flanker Henry Boot scored a consolation try, converted by replacement No 10 Jonathan Thomas, and although they played hard until the final whistle it was Llanharan who claimed a bonus points and the home side had nothing to show for their efforts.
Whitland: Jonathan Thomas, Tomi Jones, Carwyn Phillips, Andrew Jenkins (capt), Will Davies, Scott Newton, Dafydd Evans, Rhodri West, Marc Jones, Gethin Jones, Kieran White, Raff Williams, henry Boot, Luke Owen, Llyr Griffiths.
Replacements: Dylan Richards, Aled Richards, Gareth Lloyd, Fraser Watson, Alex Pickersgill.